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BBC doesn’t add up

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Two weeks ago, a bullish BBC revealed a blueprint for global expansion, but problems in its own backyard are overshadowing the mighty pubcaster as critics accuse it of financial incontinence.

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WB’s Grecian formula

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Warner Bros. Domestic Cable sells hundreds of movies a year in various windows. But Wolfgang Petersen's "Troy" is the one that might get Warners' dealmakers enshrined in the Salesmen's Hall of Fame.

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A laffers’ market

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Talk about unhappy recollections. Chuck Larsen, the TV syndication veteran who runs October Moon Consultants, remembers the chill that seized the major studios' TV divisions two years ago when the…

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Abrams pacts with WB, Par

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In a surprise move that caught the small screen business off-guard Friday morning, "Alias" and "Lost" guru J.J. Abrams has ankled his longtime home at Touchstone Television to set up shop at Warner…

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